Members of National Assembly (MNAs) from PTI on Tuesday were denied meeting the Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP), it emerged. On Tuesday, MNAs from the PTI approached Supreme Court of Pakistan, but weren’t allowed to see the Chief Justice, sources said. Speaker of National Assembly Raja Parvez Ashraf accepted resignations of remaining 44 PTI MNAs, potentially throwing the party out of parliamentary politics. Eight members of the PTI reached SC as sources said they wanted to meet CJP to present their reservations in resignations’ acceptance matter.
PTI had resigned from the National Assembly a few months ago – and dissolved their Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assemblies recently, as party chief and former prime minister Imran Khan claimed his party will no longer stay part of this ‘corrupt system’.
However, the PTI reversed its decision to resign after a group of 45 PTI lawmakers on Monday sent their handwritten withdrawals to the speaker via email and demanded the nomination of a new opposition leader from amongst them.
PTI’s move basically was aimed at returning to the National Assembly and grabbing Opposition leader’s office, but their hopes now seem to be fainting away.